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Florida State Reportedly Hiring Former NFL Player, Father Of NFL Star

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The Florida State Seminoles are reportedly adding some NFL pedigree to their coaching staff in 2023.

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The team is set to hire Patrick Surtain as the program's new secondary coach, per ESPN college football insider Pete Thamel.

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Surtain, the father of Pro-Bowl cornerback Patrick Surtain II, played in the  NFL for 11 seasons from 1998-2008. He notched three Pro-Bowl selections of his own during his playing days. 

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Surtain has deep football connections in the state of Florida. The South Florida native spent this past season as a defensive assistant for the Miami Dolphins, his former NFL team.

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Surtain's 2022 season with the Dolphins was his first experience at the professional/college level. He'd previously served as the head coach at American Heritage School from 2016-21 — winning three state titles.

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Florida State notched a 10-3 record capped off with a Cheez-It Bowl win over Oklahoma to end the 2022 season.